For Immediate Release: May 31, 2011
Contact: Kim Becker
City of Henderson Parks and Recreation Department
Smash & Splash Tennis Swim Camp Promotes Strong Bodies and Minds
HENDERSON, Nev. – Tennis promotes strong bodies and strong minds. This summer, the City of Henderson Parks and Recreation Department’s Smash & Splash Tennis Swim Camp provides kids and teens the opportunity to learn the game while they stay active and fit in an enjoyable recreation setting.
The camp is offered from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday, June 13-16, June 20-23, June 27-30, and July 11-15 at Silver Springs tennis courts and Silver Springs Outdoor Swimming Pool, 1951 Silver Springs Pkwy. Enrollment is $100 per camper per week, ages 8-17. Register at any City of Henderson recreation center or online at cityofhenderson.com (activity code 623012). Each camper receives a T-shirt, certificate and refreshments.
Campers learn the strokes, etiquette and rules of tennis. They are introduced to the fundamentals, which are reviewed and practiced to provide a solid foundation for play. Players learn and refine ground strokes, volleys, serves, overheads, lobs, and specialty shots using targets, drills and games.
“This recreational camp is an excellent way for kids and teens to immerse themselves in the game of tennis,” said Ted Lockamon, Recreation Services supervisor, City of Henderson Parks and Recreation Department. “Whether they are new to the sport or have had some experience, the camp provides a strong focus on skills development and physical fitness, and we typically see campers sign up for our fall tennis programs so they can build upon what they’ve learned.”
Tennis instruction and lunch (in a shaded area or indoors) is from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Optional swimming is from 12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Instructors escort campers to the pool, but campers may leave the pool if they wish.
Campers should bring a tennis racket, lunch, drinks, hat, and sunscreen, plus a swimsuit and towel if they plan to swim. For additional camp information, call 267-5700.
The nationally accredited City of Henderson Parks and Recreation Department provides premium services through diverse and innovative parks, recreation and natural resource opportunities. It serves the community with seven recreation centers (including a facility for adults 50+), 11 pools, 52 parks, five skate parks, two sports complexes, more than 60 linear miles of trails, Acacia Demonstration Gardens, the Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve, and thousands of programs for people of all ages and abilities.